Pakistan urges world to hold India accountable for HR violations in occupied Kashmir

Rallies held across Pakistan to mark right to self-determination day

11:19 AM | 5 Jan, 2022
Pakistan urges world to hold India accountable for HR violations in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Wednesday urged the international community to hold India accountable for human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world are observing the special day to remind the UN to implement its own resolutions on the dispute passed this day in 1949. Around 7 decades back, the United Nations Commission for Pakistan and India adopted a resolution that guaranteed the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination through an impartial plebiscite.

In his message on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day, President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that India cannot mislead the international community over its state-terrorism being perpetrated with shameless impunity in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Alvi said that the use of brutal force will never succeed in breaking the will of Kashmiris in their just and legitimate struggle.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message, said that durable peace in South Asia is contingent upon peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with international legitimacy.

Pakistan reiterates its commitment to uphold the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and pay homage to Kashmiris' just struggle spanning more than seven decades, he said adding that we are commemorating this day to remind the world community that it cannot abandon its moral and legal responsibilities towards the Kashmiri people.

The UNSC commitment of an UN-supervised plebiscite in Kashmir remains unfulfilled as the Hindutva Modi govt brazenly violates UNSC resolutions, int humanitarian laws and internatioanl conventions incl 4th Geneva Convention; and commits war crimes by seeking to alter the status and demography of IIOJK.

The premier stressed that India has turned the occupied territory into the largest open-air prison and the most militarized zone in the world with the presence of 0.9 million troops.

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India's illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, and subsequent measures, particularly pertaining to domicile rules and land ownership laws, were aimed at changing the demographic structure of IIOJK and converting the Kashmiris into a minority in their own land, Khan said.